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A balanced mix of cocktail culture, industry insights, and thoughtful standards for modern bartending.


Blackberry-Mint Shrub Mimosa Recipe

We are going to go ahead and say that shrubs should always be an option as a mimosa modifier. So what actually is a shrub? A shrub is created similarly to a ​simple syrup​ and contains sugar, vinegar, and fruit. The result is an amazing concentrate that can be used in a wide variety of cocktails. For this specific recipe, we took fresh blackberries, mint, and lime to create a shrub that you’ll be using from now on for at home cocktails. Just like the Kiwi Mint Orange, this mimosa will pair well with classic, go-to brunch options. Ingredients 5 pints fresh blackberries 10 mint leaves 5 cups apple cider vinegar 5 cups sugar Juice & zest from 1 lime ...

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Boozy Brunch Cocktails Anyone Can Make at Home

“Do you want to go to brunch?” is a question most everyone looks forward to no matter who’s asking - at least that’s the case for us. Nothing beats sitting on a trendy rooftop patio, sippin’ on some bloody mary’s or mimosas accompanied by amazing food - ALL before two o’clock in the afternoon. However, due to the current world status, going out to brunch isn’t all so popular at the moment. That’s why we have taken it upon ourselves to create a one-of-a-kind at home brunch experience with ​Crew Bottles​. How did we do this? Two words -​brunch cocktails. From​ mimosas to screwdrivers and even coffee, we put a spin on classic brunch cocktails that’ll take your at-home brunch...

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The Past, Present, and Future of CBD-Infused Cocktails.

There was a time when cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, was relatively unknown. However, CBD has suddenly gained enormous attention throughout the world due to its supportive qualities and acceptance from governments across the globe. This fact is especially important in the CBD beverage niche, and it has profound and lucrative implications for bar culture throughout the United States. Read along to understand the recent history of CBD, the legalities of CBD, and what the future holds for CBD-infused cocktails. The Past The past wasn’t favorable to anything cannabis-related. It was in 1937 that all forms of cannabis, including hemp, were declared prohibited under the Marihuana Tax Act.[1] Prior to this law, all cannabis derivatives were slowly but...

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5 Easy Olive Oil Infusions to Liven Up Any Recipe

One of the most common ingredients you’ll find in a kitchen is cooking oil - and if you’re at-home chefs, you may have a wide variety of oils to work with. Whether you’re simply sauteing vegetables or making homemade stir-fry, oil is a critical component of cooking - and most importantly - helps make the flavor of your dish top notch. If you want to take your cooking oils to the next level, we have two words for you - oil infusion. An oil infusion is when you literally infuse an oil of choice with fresh or dried ingredients such as herbs, citrus, peppers, garlic, etc. Infusing oil will elevate your salad dressings, marinades, pasta dishes, and so much more. Hot vs. Cold ...

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Citrus-forward: sustainable strategies for craft cocktail programs.

  Fresh ingredients have been a token of bespoke bar programs for decades. But as the demand for craft cocktails continues to rise, bargoers expect the gamut of bars and restaurants to deliver high-quality provisions; not just the esoteric and artisanal. That’s right, gone are the days of sour mix and Coco Lopez (though we must confess an affinity for the latter). Today’s consumers anticipate balanced cocktails – carefully crafted from premium spirits, fresh-squeezed juices, and house-made ingredients – regardless of their destination.  What many customers (and some operators) fail to realize is that the production of fresh juice can be costly, time-consuming, and oftentimes wasteful. How can modern bar programs maximize profitability, appease modern palates, and keep sustainability in-check? Let’s explore...

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